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Get Involved

Do you want to make a difference and have fun doing it? Contribute your time and talents to Citizens for a Healthy Bay. Volunteers help with a variety of projects ranging from cleaning up beaches to restoring habitat, and a whole lot more.

How do I get started?

  1. Check out our volunteer opportunities list below.
  2. If you’re interested in participating, please fill out the form below.
  3. If you’d like more information, or you can’t make it to any of the volunteer events but are interested in volunteering in the future, you can request to be put on our volunteer email list by filling out the form below, and we’ll keep you posted as new opportunities become available.

Earth Day Wetland Restoration

Saturday, April 22, 10:00am – 2:00pm

The Gog le hi te Wetland is a critical piece of habitat connected to the Puyallup River It is home to an incredible variety of birds, coyote, river otter and of course our native salmon. Help make a difference for this crucial wildlife habitat this Earth Day by helping CHB remove invasive species and trash.

CHB will provide gloves, supplies and refreshments. You just need waterproof, sturdy footwear and warm clothing!

Please sign up by April 19th! If you have questions, please contact Ryan Cruz at rcruz@healthybay.org.

Student Steward Field Trips

Citizens for a Healthy Bay is launching our new environmental education program at middle schools throughout the Puyallup River Watershed, and we need your help! We’ll be hosting field trips at local wetlands where 8th grade students will collect water quality data, restore degraded habitat, and even help build trails. Field trips will take place in the cities of Tacoma and Buckley.

Data Collection Trip :: April 12, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Restoration Trip :: April 25, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Data Collection Trip :: April 26, 6:45am – 3:30pm
Data Collection Trip :: April 27, 6:45am – 3:30pm
Data Collection Trip :: April 28, 8:30am – 1:00pm
Restoration Trip :: May 10, 6:45am – 3:30pm
Restoration Trip :: May 11, 6:45am – 3:30pm
Restoration Trip :: May 12, 8:30am – 1:00pm

If you have questions, please contact Ryan Cruz at rcruz@healthybay.org.

Summer Shoreline Cleanup

Saturday, July 22, 10:00am – 1:30pm

Weather and tides push trash to the north side of Commencement Bay and onto local beaches, were it can harm wildlife and people alike. Lend a hand by joining CHB staff to remove plastic and other debris before it can impact the health of our waters! We’ll provide the gloves, supplies and refreshments, so you’ll just need sturdy shoes. This event is family friendly.

Please sign up by July 19th! If you have questions, please contact Ryan Cruz at rcruz@healthybay.org.

Make Your Mark – Stormdrain Marking

Saturday, August 26, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Did you know that water flowing from storm drains empties directly into our rivers, lakes and Puget Sound? This water is not treated, and it carries with it pollution from the streets and cities. Help keep Tacoma’s waters clean by volunteering to glue storm drain markers to curbs with the “No Dumping, Drains to Puget Sound” message.

This project is sponsored by Citizens for a Healthy Bay and the City of Tacoma.

Please sign up by August 17! If you have questions, please contact Jeanine Riss at jriss@healthybay.org.

Interested in volunteering?

We offer opportunities to help out throughout the year. Whether you have an hour or 10 to give, we are happy to place volunteers on projects large and small! Opportunities include skilled office and administration assistance, special events, and cleanup and restoration events like shoreline restoration or beach cleanups.